Sanger Series Lecture: 'Science and the World's Future'
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
VCU Libraries presents the Sanger Series Lecture, "Science and the World's Future," in the McGlothlin Medical Education Building. The world badly needs the innovation that comes from continual scientific and technical advances. Both the knowledge and the problem-solving skills of scientists are critical for every nation, no matter how rich or poor. Every society also needs a "scientific temper," the type of rationality and tolerance that stems from the central values of science: honesty, generosity, an insistence on logic and evidence and a respect for all ideas and opinions, regardless of their source of origin.
For more information, contact Gregory Kimbrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-0593 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/sangerseries.
'Update on Ebola': CANCELED
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m.
The School of Nursing's "Update on Ebola" presentation has been canceled.
For more information, contact Fay Parpart at email@example.com or (804) 380-8982.
'Growing Cities' Documentary Screening
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
To celebrate National Food Day, the Office of Sustainability, Green Unity and the Wellness Resource Center present a screening of the "Growing Cities" documentary and a discussion in the Commons Theater. This film is about urban farming and how to improve our cities and how we eat.
For more information, contact Katherine Vatalaro Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-0231 or visit http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com/the-film/#Trailer.
Be the Match on Campus: Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Be the Match on Campus hosts a bone marrow registry drive in the University Student Commons, Commons Theater. People between the ages of 18 and 44 and in generally good health are eligible to join with a simple cheek swab. Bone marrow donors could be the match for someone whose only possible treatment is a bone marrow transplant.
For more information, contact Laura Gariepy at email@example.com or visit http://on.fb.me/1rhZibe.
Panel Discussion: 'What Do I Do Now? Domestic Violence Awareness for Everyone'
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m.
In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, the School of Nursing's Cultural Action Committee hosts a panel discussion on domestic violence awareness in the School of Nursing, Student Lounge. The panelists will discuss caring for victims and survivors of intimate partner violence, services in the Richmond area and individual attitudes toward intimate partner violence. Panelists include Candace Burton, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor at the School of Nursing; Kaylin Tingle, LGBTQ violence prevention health educator at the Wellness Resource Center; Caitlin Shifflett, trauma care social worker at VCU Medical Center; and Fatima Smith, director of community outreach and public education/RHART coordinator at the YWCA of Richmond.
For more information, contact Candace Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-3681.
'Doing Well, While Doing Good: The Full Story Behind Corporate Social Responsibility'
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Add to calendar http://business.vcu.edu/ciba/20thforum.html 22-10-2014 15:30:00 22-10-2014 17:30:00 15 'Doing Well, While Doing Good: The Full Story Behind Corporate Social Responsibility' The School of Business presents the 20th annual International Business Forum, "Doing Well, While Doing Good: The Full-Story Behind Corporate Social Responsibility" in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms, followed by a reception in the atrium of Snead Hall. Van Wood, Ph.D., professor of marketing and Philip Morris Chair of International Business, School of Business, will moderate the panel featuring experts from Altria, Capital One, Ford Motor Co. and Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Attendance is free and open to the public. 'Doing Well, While Doing Good: The Full Story Behind Corporate Social Responsibility' Van Wood, Ph.D., email@example.com DD/MM/YYYY
The School of Business presents the 20th annual International Business Forum, "Doing Well, While Doing Good: The Full-Story Behind Corporate Social Responsibility" in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms, followed by a reception in the atrium of Snead Hall. Van Wood, Ph.D., professor of marketing and Philip Morris Chair of International Business, School of Business, will moderate the panel featuring experts from Altria, Capital One, Ford Motor Co. and Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Attendance is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Van Wood, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://business.vcu.edu/ciba/20thforum.html.
Lewis Ginter Seminar: 'Asthma Management'
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
VCU Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU present “Asthma Management” as part of its educational fall seminar series at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Michael Schechter, M.D., chief of pulmonary medicine, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, will talk about asthma management and how to keep healthy during cold and flu season. Free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. Light dinner will be provided. Register using the contact information below.
For more information, contact Shira Pollard at email@example.com or (804) 828-7035.
Rex Richardson and Doug Richards Dual CD Release Celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
VCU Music professors Rex Richardson and Doug Richards celebrate the dual release of their CDs at The Broadberry, 2729 W. Broad St. Tickets are available at http://www.thebroadberry.com and are $8 student; $10 general admission; and $12 at the door.
For more information, contact Rex Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.thebroadberry.com.
'Objects + Methods'
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
VCUarts Department of Graphic Design presents its fall 2014 "Objects + Methods Lecture Series" in the Pollack Building, Room 321. The lecture will feature Ashley Pigford from Newark, Delaware, and Tricia Treacy from Boone, North Carolina.
For more information, contact Anne Graves at email@example.com or (804) 382-2377.
Update on Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses: Information Sessions To Be Held
Same-sex spouses became eligible for coverage in the State Health Benefits Program when Virginia began recognizing same-sex marriages on Monday, Oct. 6. Eligible faculty and staff can now also purchase optional group life insurance for same-sex spouses. Employees already married to a same-sex spouse and covered by optional group life insurance have until Wednesday, Nov. 5 (the first 31 days of Virginia marriage recognition), to add a spouse to their coverage without medical approval for the guaranteed issue amount. Human Resources will hold information sessions to help eligible faculty and classified staff learn more about same-sex spouse eligibility for coverage in the employee health benefits, life insurance and long-term care insurance programs, and how to make coverage changes due to this eligibility. These sessions are open to VCU employees only, not VCU Health System employees. Sessions will be held on the MCV Campus on Thursday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in McGuire Hall Annex, 1112 E. Clay St., Room B-20, and on the Monroe Park Campus on Friday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the HR training facility, 922 W. Grace St., Room 115. To register for the Oct. 23 session, visit http://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=13392. To register for the Oct. 24 session, visit http://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=13393.
For more information, contact VCU Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1723 or visit http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits.html.
Time to Order Regalia for December Commencement
VCU's December Commencement exercises are Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Faculty participating in the ceremony will wear academic apparel. Regalia must be ordered by Friday, Nov. 7. For more information on how to order, visit http://apps.bsv.vcu.edu/retailstr/commencement.pdf.
For more information, contact Jessica Bello at email@example.com or visit http://apps.bsv.vcu.edu/retailstr/commencement.pdf.
Intersession 2014-2015 Schedule Now Available
VCU Winter Intersession 2014-2015 courses run from Tuesday, Dec. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. In person registration begins on Monday, Oct. 27. A full list of courses offered can be found through Banner by selecting the "Spring 2015" semester and "Intersession" in the attribute type box, or by visiting the website below. For registration through eServices, interested students must follow the Spring 2015 Advanced Registration dates.
For more information, contact Melissa Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-4586 or visit http://www.intersession.vcu.edu/.
ALT Lab Teaching Fellows Program
ALT Lab accepts proposals for the 2015 spring semester. The ALT Lab Incubator Classroom in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 4110, is a state-of-the-art space designed to support innovative practice. Faculty interested in teaching in a modern and flexible learning space are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact Enoch Hale at email@example.com or (804) 828-4798 or visit http://rampages.us/incubator/.
MCV Campus' 'Medicovan' Completes Digital Collection on VCU Pubs
"Medicovan," the monthly newsletter for the MCV Campus from 1948-73, has been added to VCU Libraries' digital collection VCU News Publications. This collection also includes VCU Today, VCU Voice, VCU News, and UniverCity News, all official university news sources.
For more information, contact Sue Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://dig.library.vcu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/vnp.
Spit for Science: Call for Spring 2015 Survey Content
Spit for Science is a longitudinal study of college behavioral health, with questionnaires administered to all participants each spring. Currently, there are more than 9,000 students enrolled. Faculty members and trainees with interests in college behavioral health outcomes can submit items for consideration for inclusion in the upcoming spring surveys. All submissions must be received by Friday, Oct. 31. Guidelines are available at http://www.spit4science.vcu.edu.
For more information, contact Kimberly Ailstock at email@example.com or visit http://www.spit4science.vcu.edu.
Fall Issue of 'The Compass' Newsletter
The Fall 2014 issue of "The Compass," an e-newsletter developed by the Integrity and Compliance Office to inform employees about ethics and compliance issues in higher education relevant to VCU, is now available. This issue looks at assessing risk, ethical decision making and a new policy communication tool. Access the newsletter at http://compass.vcu.edu.
For more information, contact Ashley Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://compass.vcu.edu.
Low Back Pain?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 50 and having an episode of low back pain? If you have had pain for more than 24 hours, but less than 4 weeks, you may qualify. We are currently recruiting participants for a research study to evaluate pain sensitivity during an episode of low back pain. Eligible volunteers will receive up to $125.00 (maximum of 5 visits) along with parking vouchers or bus passes at each visit. For more information please contact the study line at 804-628-8262.
For more information, contact Amy Heineman at email@example.com or (804) 628-8262 or visit http://www.nursing.vcu.edu/STAR.pdf.